Staircase Construction on Garfield Ledges Trail
The Greenway is building a brand new trail to Garfield Ledges, and volunteers have been supporting this effort all summer long. One of the final steps is to complete the staircase to make the upper section of this 1.3 mile trail accessible to all hikers. In addition to moving materials in place for this staircase, volunteers will help to improve the trail surface and tread, create trail structures such as rock walls and drainage, and improve the trail corridor by helping with revegetation of exposed areas and clearing of debris. When finished, this short trail will provide access to sweeping views of the Middle Fork Valley.
For more than two decades, the Mountains to Sound Greenway has worked with many different partners as part of a coalition to conserve and enhance the scenic Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River Valley. The Middle Fork is a treasure for anyone living in or visiting the greater Seattle area. A person seeking a day of adventure could leave downtown Seattle and, in less than an hour’s time, reach the gateway to pristine Cascades wilderness in the Middle Fork Valley. From there, that person could set out on any of dozens of trails leading to mountain peaks, hidden lakes, or old-growth forests.
No experience necessary – all training provided. Please sign the e-waiver prior to the event.
Volunteers will meet and park at the Garfield Ledges Trailhead.
Reminder: there is no cell phone reception beyond Mailbox Peak Trailhead in the Middle Fork. Please be prepared.
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
- Rain gear
- Big sack lunch
- Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
- Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.
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